Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday interim anticipatory bail to former DGP TP Senkumar in connection with the case booked against him for making statements that allegedly instigate communal hatred.
Justice B Sudheendra Kumar granted Senkumar the interim relief on his plea for anticipatory bail in the case and slated the matter for detailed hearing next Monday.
Senkumar said that he had not said anything that results in hatred among religions and that the interview he gave to the magazine was wrongly interpreted. He said the Muslim community accounted for 42 per cent of the childbirths in Kerala whereas their population was 27 per cent, indicating that in future the state's demography will be altered if the present trend continues.
Former state police chief T P Senkumar is alleged to have insulted assaulted actress during a telephone conversation.
A case for promoting religious enmity (section 153A of Indian Penal Code) was registered by cyber crime police station at Thiruvananthapuram against the former DGP following the remarks he made in a media interview.
Senkumar, who won a historic legal battle with the CPI (M)-led Kerala government over his removal as state DGP, had retired from service on June 30.